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  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Paul Vick discusses the question that just won't go away... VB or C#?

    • 4 Comments
    I get this question a lot, and I explain many of the same things that Paul goes through in this post, so I'd love it if more people would read this material: The "native" .NET language? In the comments on my post on language choice , Patrick asked “isn...
  • sunitc's WebLog

    System.Web.Mail

    • 12 Comments
    It has been a long time since I have written a component that sends email. In the .NET world, sending email has been made very easy and all the objects are defind under the System.Web.Mail namespace. System.Web.Mail is a simple wrapper for the COM objects...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    HelpSvc.exe has gone insane!!

    • 41 Comments
    Ok, for the past two weeks I've come back to my computer only to notice that HelpSvc.exe is taking up 100% of one CPU and System is taking up about 60% of another. I'm not the only one who had this happen to him. Kevin has the same problem but he got...
  • Visual Studio Data

    The *native* .NET Language? (by yag)

    • 0 Comments
    Paul Vick has a great blog entry about C# being called the “native” .NET language and using functions in the VisualBasic namespace (some of which are faster than doing it the System namespace). A few key quotes: “The bottom line,...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Blogging - tools and wish list...

    • 1 Comments
    Ok, so here I am trying out W.Blogger, I still have Visual Bloggar installed, and of course have Internet Explorer as a backup. each application I've tried seems to have some nice features, it would be awesome to get the following into a single application...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    enum->class Refactoring the OO way

    • 7 Comments
    This one was pretty much TheoY’s. I coded it up, which probably means I corrupted his idea. So, give him credit for the good parts and I’ll take balme for the bad parts. Pretty much the same approach was taken in C++ by Johny in his...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Generic Enum helper dud

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    I hoped I could write a generic helper class that you could use when Refactoring your enum to a class. I wrote this: class EnhancedEnum <T> where T : struct { public readonly T Value; public EnhancedEnum (T value) { this .Value...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Refactor enum->class: Answer 1

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    This is the follow up to the enum->class refactoring post . So, one approach is to try to decode what ‘enum’ does in C#. Thomas Eyre’s answer is pretty much the same, with a couple differences: · Thomas wrote his TDD...
  • John's Blog

    Mother's, SPOT and Starbucks - a sign of the times

    • 6 Comments
    You know that you are really living in the future when your mother sends an instant message to your SPOT watch telling you that Starbucks are opening their first coffee shop in Northern Ireland . Now when I return home for a visit I won't have to wander...
  • The Old New Thing

    Why is the default 8-bit codepage called "ANSI"?

    • 14 Comments
    Ben Hutchings digs up the answer....
  • The Old New Thing

    Chewing gum legalized in Singapore

    • 16 Comments
    But you need a license....
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Coding in the groove

    • 8 Comments
    Or, in this case, the lack thereof. It sucks when you've coded everything out in your mind and you're stuck waiting for your tools to catch up to you. My mind starts getting antsy and the amount of time it takes to do something simple balloons out endlessly...
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